For this week’s optimizing yourself exercise, I went BIG with going the extra mile, in the areas of communications and planning. I started a file of samples of designs and graphics and photos to pursue my future design goals. I also added one extra task each time I worked on a project or did research.
I learned that adding one extra task was extra helpful if I did it in advance – it was like filling the well before I was thirsty. Then when the unexpected tasks arose, there was no time crunch. Preparing a list and setting out what I needed ahead of time made it a breeze.
I learned that doing the extra bit was beneficial to others also, because I was prepared, and didn’t waste their time.
I also drank more water in flu season, and washed my hands often to minimize germs.
I am going to seek other ways to go the extra mile over the next ten months, so it will become a habit, and by setting my standards higher, I will learn to do things a little better.